Joan Rivers

The Country Friends presents the inaugural 'Giving Hearts' gala

The Country Friends presents the inaugural 'Giving Hearts' gala

The Country Friends, a Rancho Santa-Fe based nonprofit, will hold its first-ever “Giving Hearts” dinner and dance on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6-11 p.m. at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The gala, which includes a champagne reception, three-course dinner with fine wine, dessert and dancing, celebrates charities chosen for funding in 2018. Those agencies applied for grants last year, and were carefully vetted by The Country Friends Board of Directors through extensive site visits, interviews and questionnaires.

Since its founding in 1954, The Country Friends has awarded more than $13 million to San Diego County-based charities, with special emphasis...

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